At Monkton Church of England (Controlled) Primary School, the daily act of Collective Worship is viewed as an integral and important part of school life. Through this and in the general ethos of the school we seek to promote our Vision Statement and Christian Foundations.
Collective Worship is a time where the school community, from a range of backgrounds, beliefs and ages, meets together. Worship in the school is based on promoting the Christian Foundations which permeate the ethos of the school. However children and adults from a range of beliefs and none are welcome to take this opportunity to reflect, sing, listen and celebrate as a school community. As such, the contributions of staff, pupils, church clergy, parents, carers and other visitors are valued highly.
Worship is led by children, staff, governors and representatives of the clergy. At the beginning of a week the theme is introduced. Our themes for Collective Worship are taken from Collective Worship planning materials for Rochester and Canterbury Dioceses; these are provided on a 3 year rolling programme.
Our Worship Week
Monday - Whole School Collective Worship led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team
Tuesday - Whole School Collective Worship led by teaching staff
Wednesday - Whole School Collective Worship Sing Time led by teaching staff
Thursday - Whole School Collective Worship led by teaching staff
Friday - Whole School Collective Worship led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team
Children Leading Worship
All children have the opportunity to help plan, deliver and evaluate Collective Worship. Each class leads one Collective Worship per term. We also have worship leaders who guide children through Collective Worship on a regular basis.
Here are our Worship Leaders.